- Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:08 pm
What the Republicans (and Tories, the narrative is the same) relied on was Conservatism, is people, usually old, white and rich, who want their version of the country kept the same. You know, deer hunting in Kentucky, walks on the prom at Margate or Lytham, a nice house, money in the bank and, if you're not in my club, bollocks to you.
However, the middle class has become a bit diversified, by things like environmental concerns and opposing racism and the core vote has fragmented. What both Trump and Bojo did was to double back and create a populist blue collar army by attracting people whose bad fortune is entirety down to the very parties they are now supporting, hence Tory gains in Leigh, Stoke etc, and Republican ones in Spotweld Ohio and so on. They have done this by sowing division and hate, arguably the Democrats and Labour were partly at fault for ignoring their base.
Both oarties , especially, the Republicans in the US, are now dangers to their countries
Were going to hell in a handcart, you couldn't make it up!
It’s an outrage, ban this sick filth!